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Worth a visit. Welcome diversion for children in Florence. Aged 4 and 6, there is only so much culture they can handle! Only 13 euro for family ticket and pretended half the exhibits were dinosaurs!
To begin with, the University of Florence has several museums that are all in different areas. There are two 'natural history' museums if you want to use that terminology. The first is La Specola which over by Pitti Palace--La Specola is the one with the taxidermy and…
I do enjoy wandering around a natural history museum. This one, is one of the old school types with cabinet full of exhibits. Entrance fee is very reasonable and I highly recommend the €3 upgrade to do the guided tour of the wax medical exhibit, it was fascinating to see the…
This is a museum of human anatomy created from wax. If you have any medical interest, this should be a destination. The details in these 18th century pieces were incredible.
My wife and a couple of friends decided to visit this museum on the way back to our hotel. What a marvellous collection, especially the anatomical wax model section. We were lucky to arrive just as the guided tour took place, very keen young man who enthused about the…